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Workplace Safety Incentive Programs And Post-Incident Drug Testing—Still Okay Under OSHA But Don't Discourage Accident Reporting
Many employers have implemented workplace safety incentive programs in an effort to reduce time lost to injuries or illness. The programs generally reward workers for reporting near-misses or hazards
United States
19 Oct 2018
Gulf Coast Personal Injury Law Update
the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals once again addressed a critical issue facing businesses (and their insurers) whose operations have maritime connections: When is an employee considered a seaman?
United States
9 Jul 2015
Employer Concerns Regarding The Spread Of Measles And Other Infectious Diseases
Action Item: Based on the rising number of issues related to highly communicable diseases like measles, mumps, flu, and Ebola, employers should be proactive rather than reactive in preparing and implementing an infectious disease response policy.
United States
18 Feb 2015
What Employers Need To Know About Ebola
It is critical that employers begin to consider the important issues that the Ebola outbreak raises about preparedness, protocols and workplace safety.
United States
27 Oct 2014
Federal Court Dismisses Former Employee's Lactation Rights Claim But Allows Retaliation Claim To Proceed
A federal district court in Iowa recently held, in Salz v. Casey's Marketing Company, that a former employee cannot maintain a lawsuit under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
United States
1 Aug 2012
OSHA Highlights Safety Policies That May Violate Whistleblower Rights
The United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA") recently issued a memorandum identifying several types of employer safety policies that may violate the Occupational Safety and Health Act and other whistleblower protection laws.
United States
11 Apr 2012
Department Of Labor Issues Guidance on Implementation Of Health Care Reform And Mental Health Parity Act
The Department of Labor has issued guidance, in the form of "Frequently Asked Questions" regarding the requirement under the 2010 Health Care Reform Legislation to provide a uniform Summary of Benefits and Coverage.
United States
30 Dec 2011
Deepwater Horizon - Prospects For Criminal Prosecution
On the night of April 20, 2010, there was a loss of well control during a temporary suspension operation at BP's Macando Well in the Gulf of Mexico, resulting in the release of a massive cloud of hydrocarbon gases around the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit Deepwater Horizon.
United States
20 Jun 2011
Regulations to Watch in 2011
Although the effort to usher in new and expansive labor and employment legislation is expected to slow in 2011, significant regulatory changes could still be on the horizon.
United States
25 Feb 2011
EPA Facility Inspections May Lead To Expanded Liability Due To Employee Participation
On June 22, 2010, the United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") issued interim guidance ("Guidance") advising EPA staff conducting Clean Air Act Section 112(r) on-site compliance evaluations that an offer to participate in such evaluations should be provided to facility employees and employee representatives.
United States
30 Jun 2010
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